Monday, November 10, 2008

A miracle!

I had a miracle happen today. Four days ago I had an egg pip and usually they hatch 12-24 hours after that. Well this one did NOT! In fact close to 30 hours later I decided I needed to step in and help it a bit. I chipped away at the shell and got over 1/2 of it off. I than covered it with wet paper towel and left it be to see if it could make it's way out. It was able to tear a little bigger hole in the shell over the next two days but that was it. This morning (I had to work from 11am to 11pm yesterday) I went down to check on it and it wasn't moving at all. Nothing. I went to pick it up to throw it away and it peeped at me! STILL ALIVE after all this time. It's a strong chick! It was my only blue and I was so upset because I thought I was going to lose it. I got four healthy chicks already and this was the last one to hatch. I looked at it a bit better and seen his foot sticking out a bit. He was looking at me with those cute eyes just begging for help. It was SO sad! I than decided I was on a mission to help this baby no matter what! I took it out and began working on it. I pulled the membrane away very slowly and inch by inch (45 min later) I was able to free it! Talk about relieved! That poor chick was SO relieved I could see it. Now, it's not doing great but it's alive and I have been giving it water with an eye dropper until it gets some strength back. His neck is weak from being all scrunched up in that egg for so long! Otherwise it looks like a perfect chick! I will let you know how it does. Here are some pics I got of it AND of my other four babies.

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13 comments:

Indigo said...

I'm so glad the little one is ok. Keeping my fingers crossed it gains strength in the next few days. (Hugs)Indigo

Janis said...

Yay--glad you were able to save it! :)

Janis

Missie said...

That poor little chick! Thank goodness you did what you did for it.

Kelly said...

AWWW Carrie! They are so beautiful! You are a dedicated chicken mama for sure. I hope that baby is going to be alright, keep us posted. :) Hugs, Kelly

Linda said...

Oh I'm so glad you were able to save it Carrie....I'll say a little prayer for it to get stronger. It's a fighter!

Love & Pooh Hugs,
Linda

madcobug said...

I hope that baby has got it's self up and going by now. Those others are so pretty. Helen

Chrissie said...

Geez girl I had to find you off somebody else's journal. I thought I was a follower of yours I guess not. I wondered where you disappeared to. Glad to see your bird survived. Hope it gets stronger soon.
Hugs, Chrissie

Linda said...

YEAH!!!! I'm so glad you were able to save it, that must have just warmed your heart:) They are so adorable...I will pray for the little one.

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

Life on the Koch Coaster! said...

I can finally post now, check out my blog and get updating!

Heather said...

Where is your update!

madcobug said...

You haven't made an entry lately. Just wondering if everyone is doing ok. I have been watching to see if the last chick made it. Hugs, Helen

Chrissie said...

I finally added you to the sidebar on my page because I can't ever find anybody now you just need to write sometime.
Hope everyone is doing good. I know you have to have snow, by now. Saw where you said about the cold temps BRRRR..but you all are use to that.
I miss hearing about you and the kiddos. How's my Nic and Max doing?
Last time I visited my boy was wounded.
Nothing changes my way same ole thing. No snow lol. We got rain all day today and temps are dropping so I guess we get ice.
Finals are this week for Jay and Lauren then they are on Christmas break and will be happy of it too.
I got a card coming your way I try to mail it this week. I forgot that Christmas is only 10 days away. I'm so behind.
Hugs, Chrissie

Chrissie said...

Carrie,
I hope you get a chance to do an entry sometime. I miss hearing about the kiddos and my favorite boy Max. Take some new pics and share with us. Just in case I don't get a chance to tell ya I hope you have a great Christmas.
Hugs, Chrissie